Boston Presents Bid For 2024 Olympics In San Francisco

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Tuesday afternoon, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Suffolk Construction CEO John Fish and other members of the Boston 2024 executive bid committee made a pitch for why Boston should host the 2024 Olympics. They spoke to the U.S. Olympic Committee in California.

The committee could decide Tuesday whether Boston — or any U.S. city — should compete to host the summer games, or they could wait until the formal deadline on January 8.

Domestically, Boston is competing with other three other potential hosts: Los Angeles, San Francisco and D.C.


Curt Nickisch, business and technology reporter for WBUR. He tweets @CurtNickisch.


WBUR: U.S. Olympic Committee To Hear Boston 2024 Bid

  • "Picture the Olympic flame at night, reflecting off Boston Harbor. Picture rowers slicing up the Charles River, the sun warming the russet roofs of Harvard behind them."

The Boston Globe: Boston’s Olympic Bid Must Clear Hurdle Today

  • "The U.S. Olympic Committee will decide Tuesday whether to brush off recent rejections and again enter a US city — Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Washington — in the chase for the 2024 Summer Games. If it does, the bid city will face stiff competition from a newly crowded international field that could include three major European capitals."

This segment aired on December 16, 2014.


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